Sky Bet Championship club Bristol City have offered a new contract to winger Luke Freeman according to the Bristol Post.
The 24-year-old Dartford born wide man has been strongly linked with a move to The Robins’ Sky Bet Championship rivals Queens Park Rangers during the current transfer window.
Freeman is out of contract at Ashton Gate in the summer and QPR have seen at least one transfer bid for the player rejected by Bristol City. The Robins are now hoping that the youngster will put pen to paper and extend his stay with the club and to finally put an end to the speculation regarding his immediate future.
The winger was on the books of Charlton Athletic and Gillingham as a youngster before being picked up by the Arsenal academy after becoming The Gills’ youngest first team player at 15 years 233 days. Freeman failed to make a senior appearance for Arsenal and after enjoying loan spells at Yeovil Town and Stevenage, the player joined the latter for an undisclosed fee in January 2012.
Freeman impressed at Broadhail Way making 128 appearances for Boro scoring 17 goals and in summer 2014 the player moved to current club Bristol City for an undisclosed fee.
The wide man has played an important role since joining The Robins in both the club’s promotion to the Sky Bet Championship and their continued growth in English football’s second tier and Bristol City boss Lee Johnson is desperate to hold on to Freeman beyond the end of the current campaign.